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Are poly cotton tents worth the money?

Are poly cotton tents worth the money?

As we’ve mentioned, polycotton tents do tend to be a little more expensive than other similar tents. But, again, it’s a longer-lasting and better-performing product, so it should last longer if you look after it, making the extra cost well worth it.

Are poly cotton tents waterproof?

Why do you need to weather a Polycotton tent? Polycotton tents only treated with a minimal amount of waterproofing agent, therefore they are not fully water tight out of the box. Cotton is a naturally waterproof fabric, which is very malleable to the weather conditions, whether they be hot or cold.

What is polycotton tent?

As the name suggests, polycotton tents are hybrid of polyester and cotton, combining the properties of traditional canvas tents and more modern polyester tents. Polycotton tents are fantastic quality, but there are a couple of things to bear in mind before using them. Polycotton requires weathering before you use.

How do you clean a poly cotton tent?

Use a cleaning liquid to clean the fabric, taking care to match the type of fluid to your tent fabric and follow the instructions carefully. If necessary use highly diluted bleach to tackle mould and mildew stains. Sterilising liquid, such as that used for baby bottles, is good for this.

Which is better poly cotton or polyester?

Polycotton sheets are highly durable, as Polyester contains similar agents to plastic, making it unlikely for Polycotton sheets to rip or tear easily. This durable nature makes Polycotton an extremely popular choice in commercial settings such as in hospitals, where bed sheets are often changed very regularly.

What is the best fabric for tents?

Nylon has a much better strength-to-weight ratio than polyester, which is the main reason it is usually the fabric of choice for tents. Much of nylon’s strength comes from its inherent stretchiness, which can be a blessing and a curse.

Is poly cotton better than polyester?

Durability – Ideal for longer camping trips, or for extended camping trips – as the fabric will not degrade as quickly as polyester fabric. Structural – as a structure, polycotton is much stronger than polyester, and will be able to handle higher levels of wind speed, when compared with polyester.

Which tent material is best?

A silicone coating on a nylon tent will offer the best overall protection. However, if cost is an issue, an acrylic coating can also be considered. Many manufacturers will also use a ripstop weave in the fabric of a nylon tent, making it extra strong and durable.

How do you weather a cotton tent?

It is good camping practice to weather a new cotton tent before use or after a long spell of storage. You soak the tent either by rain or the use of a hose. It is then left to dry naturally before repeating the process several times. This ‘activates’ the cotton fibres, allowing them to swell and contract.

Should a tent leak when it rains?

Tents can leak through the seams or water can soak through the fabric. It is important to check your tent to see if the seams have been factory taped or sealed and that the tent has an HH rating of at least 1000mm. If your tent doesn’t meet these standards than it will leak in the rain.

How long does a polycotton tent take to dry?

It doesn’t take more than a couple of hours to dry out to be honest. One thing to make sure is dry thoroughly is your guylines. If they are still damp even if your flysheet it dry when you put the tent away its a disaster waiting to happen.